Douglas grew up in North Port Michigan. Living in a small town with a population of less than 600, Douglas always aspired to leave his home town and see the world. His home town was a small community where everyone knew each other, and it was difficult to discover what the world was really like. Although he enjoyed the atmosphere, as he grew older, he began to grow tired of North Port as he began to feel trapped. After graduating high school, Douglas attended Oregon State for an undecided major while still undecided about what he wanted to do with his life. Although Douglas enjoyed the new environment that he experienced at college, Douglas still felt unfulfilled and lost. With the pressure of declining grades and feeling lost, Douglas dropped out after his Freshman year, deciding to take a gap year with his friends Kyle and David. Throughout his gap year, Douglas was able to travel like he had always dreamed while discovering who he was as a person and getting to take a break from the stresses of life. In the summer of 2017, Douglas and his friends decided to take one final trip to Chernarus before he would finally go back to university where he would pursue a degree in civil engineering.